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Share your computer skills with others in the community

4 January 2017

People who want to help others improve their computer skills can sign up to a free course in Banbury this month.

Places are still available for the one-day digital champions workshop at the Orchard in Calthorpe Street, Banbury, on Wednesday 18 January.

In partnership with We Are Digital, the Sanctuary Housing course, part of its Sanctuary Online initiative, is designed for those with good computer skills who work or volunteer in the community and want to help people learn.

The course will give residents the skills to teach others how to make the most of the online world to discover new employment or training opportunities, pay bills and manage Universal Credit.

Over the next 12 months, Sanctuary Online aims to train and support around 700 residents across the UK using online services.

Statistics show that 12.6 million people in Britain did not have access to the internet in 2016.

Kate Winstanley, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “We are living in an increasingly digital age but using computers can be a daunting prospect for some people.

“This course is a great opportunity for people with computer skills to share that knowledge to help others in the community overcome those barriers and see the benefits of being online.”  

We Are Digital is a major provider of digital and financial inclusion training with the largest network of centrally-controlled tutors in the UK, providing both in-home tuition and group courses for all ages.

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